The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has assured residents of the State that the security agencies have brought the reported tensed situation in Enugu under control.
DAILY reports that residents were gripped with fear on Monday following the news that unknown gunmen had taken over major parts of the State to enforce the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, sit-at-home order.
The development caused panic across the State capital, as traders hurriedly closed shops. Many residents also remained indoors.
In a statement by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, he confirmed the “alleged cases of sporadic shootings at Topland Amechi-Awkunanaw, snatching and burning of a Toyota Sienna vehicle and a tricycle at Umueze and Agbani axis of Nkanu West LGA of the State by miscreants alleged to be enforcing illegal sit-at-home order, which caused panic within Enugu metropolis in the morning hours of today”.
The Command enjoined law-abiding citizens of the State to “go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation or harassment, as the police and other security operatives, have been duly deployed to further thwart the untoward activities of the miscreants in the State”.
Security situation in Enugu under control – Police